[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that the US Trade Representative (USTR) [official website] can legally withhold classified documents regarding free trade negotiations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) [text]. US District Court Judge Richard Roberts ruled [opinion, PDF] last year that the document should be released to the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) [official website], finding that there was no reason to justify withholding it....

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